Thursday, May 15, 2014

Knowledge and Skills Needed in Machining

Machining is the process of using various tools and machines to create different metal parts, which may be used as components for a new product, or as replacements for broken down or worn out parts. Professionals in this industry need training in such fields as geometry, engineering, and metalworking. The most qualified machinists would also have accumulated on-the-job knowledge and skills. Some of a machinist’s jobs include:

Knowing the right materials – Selecting the appropriate metal for a project is a basic task for a machinist. Some metals may be appropriate for one product, but not necessarily for another. Someone with engineering knowledge can match the best material for a part.
Knowing where to start – Machining is all about accuracy and precision. A piece of metal incorrectly cut is a resource already wasted. Machinists study the parts that need to be worked on, and often start with the simplest processes, working their way to completion.

Preparedness – Certain tools can only cut certain materials. Most machining companies are well equipped to handle any material for a wide range of projects. These companies’ employees would also be well versed on the requirements for each job, and would have the right knowledge and skills in operating the machines and equipment needed for a job. This know-how also allows machinists to participate in the maintenance of the apparatus and materials they work with.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scratching Beneath the Hard Surface of Industrial Millwright Services

Skilled industrial millwright services from established companies like Central Machine & Marine Inc. are vital to a number of industries such as mining and manufacturing. At first glance, the tasks of a millwright may seem to only involve the construction of machines or assembly of equipment, but they can actually do so much more. The following are some of the services that tradespeople from millwrighting and machining companies typically offer:

Ship Repair Services

Due to the large number of seagoing vessels in Canada’s waters, from cruise ships to naval fleets, comprehensive ship repair services are greatly in demand.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ontario Machine Shop Announces Approval of Sarnia Harbour Divestiture

The approval also brings forth a huge impact in the in the harbour’s future sustainability, as well as the general economy, the industrial sector, and the marine industry in the area. Located in the north of Sarnia Bay and Seaway Road, the Sarnia Harbour was previously under the watch of Transport CanadaThe proposal for divestiture stems from previous efforts undertaken by the city, along with some local groups in 1996, which aimed to increase the efficiency of the harbour while lessening the tax burden on the people. Moreover, it also aimed to empower users, local interests, and communities, when it comes to decision-making.

With the proposal’s approval, CMM will be able to extend their services and share their knowledge, particularly in the area of marine repair and maintenance. Their services cover all phases of afloat hull repairs, bulkhead, and internal structure renewals.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Why Industrial Companies Need Millwright Services

Industrial plants and facilities have machines of various types and sizes rarely seen in other places. A lot of them are custom-designed for certain functionalities, which makes them complex to handle, requiring specialized operations, repairs, and maintenance. It takes professional skills to be able to fix any damage that may cause delays in production.

Fortunately, there are businesses that are dedicated to providing millwright services, including machine design, manufacturing, and repair. While millwrights are also employed by some manufacturing companies, their counterparts in machine fabrication shops are expectedly more technically equipped to inspect and repair the products they themselves have created.

A millwright can be distinguished from a typical mechanic by the size and type of machines he handles. Unlike a mechanic that installs and fixes mainly vehicle engines and other smaller equipment, a millwright often has to work with large, heavy-duty equipment and pipes in huge industrial facilities. He installs and assembles machine parts and tests them for efficiency.

Some of the machines serviced by a millwright company are turbines and service power generators. A millwright’s job requires accuracy considering the potential damage and outage mistakes can cause. In doing his job, a millwright could sometimes put his life on the line, particularly when accidents occur and immediate machine repairs are needed.